|Birth: ||Sep. 13, 1909|
|Death: ||Feb. 1, 1954|
Marie Tallent Barry was the daughter of Thomas F. Tallent, Sr. and Mary E. Harvey Tallent. Mary was the sister of my paternal great-grandfather, John Daniel Harvey.
Marie was the youngest of Thomas and Mary's eight children. Her siblings were John, Thomas, William, Edward, Francis, and Leo. Her eldest brother, George H., died at the age of 13 months.
She married John Barry at Our Mother of Sorrows Church.
On January 30, 1954, the Barrys' home at 4741 Lancaster Avenue (directly across from Our Mother of Sorrows) was hit by a terrible fire. The first alarm sounded at 4:40 a.m.
Marie, John (who worked at Link Belt Co., then located at 2045 West Hunting Park Avenue in Philadelphia)), and four of their five children were killed. The children who died were Marie, 17, a senior at West Catholic Girls' High School; Leo, 11, a sixth-grader at Our Mother of Sorrows School; Patrick, 6, a first-grader at OMOS; and Marjorie, the baby of the family, who was only four years old.
Although severely burned, there was hope that young Patrick would recover, but he died the evening of the fire, January 30. Marie's husband, John, was the last to die, succumbing from his injuries on February 2.
The only member of the family to escape the fire was 19-year-old John, Jr., who was at work at Linton's Restaurant at 52nd Street and Baltimore Avenue.
The Evening Bulletin; Wednesday, February 3, 1954, Page 16:
BARRY - Suddenly, JOHN H., age 46; MARIE, age 44 (nee Tallent); also their children: MARIE, age 17; LEO, age 11; PATRICK, age 6, and MARJORIE, age 4, of 4741 Lancaster Avenue. Viewing will be private at The Gillespie Funeral Home, N.E. Cor. Greene & Logan sts., Germantown. Friends are invited to Solemn Mass of Requiem, Church of Our Mother or Sorrows, 48th & Lancaster avs. at 11 A. M. Friday. Interment Cathedral Cem.
Thomas Patrick Tallent (1867 - 1941)
Mary E. Harvey Tallent (1868 - 1911)
John (Jack) Barry (1935 - 1997)*
Marie E. Barry (1937 - 1954)*
Leo Barry (1943 - 1954)*
Patrick Barry (1948 - 1954)*
Marjorie (Margaret) Barry (1950 - 1954)*
George Henry Tallent (1891 - 1892)*
Thomas Tallent (1894 - 1935)*
William F Tallent (1896 - 1965)*
Edward Tallent (1899 - 1951)*
Leo Joseph Tallent (1905 - 1963)*
Marie Tallent Barry (1909 - 1954)
Old Cathedral Cemetery
Plot: Sec. C, Range 1, Lot 41, Grvs. East & 2nd East
Created by: Terry C
Record added: Dec 11, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 10069855